- Associated Press - Sunday, February 1, 2015

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A southwestern Illinois man who shot and wounded a Fairview Heights police officer during a 2012 traffic stop has been ordered to spend four decades in prison.

Thirty-year-old Dallas McIntosh of Centreville was sentenced Thursday in St. Clair County after pleading guilty to aggravated battery of a police officer, aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated fleeing and unlawful delivery of marijuana.

Authorities say McIntosh fired at officer Jeffrey Stratman. The bullet hit Stratman’s flashlight, sending shrapnel into Stratman’s hands and ending his 27-year police career.

Stratman was injured when police returned fire but led officers on a chase that eventually ended near his home.

Authorities say a search of McIntosh’s car uncovered marijuana and more than $12,000 in cash.

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